Truck Shortage??

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by PiscesLuv, May 27, 2021.

  1. gimacen

    gimacen Bobtail Member

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    Sure. That's why we see a depletion of iPhones, android's, tablets, and desktops because they were hit by the pandemic and can't get enough microchips.
    Wow.
     
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  3. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    The chip shortage has been going on a whole lot longer than that. Sounds like your "information" sources are being very selective with their information.
     
  4. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Plus there was also a big upswing in demand for devices as people had more free time and remote video business meetings.
     
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  6. slow.rider

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    You can probably do better than SFI. Check out Arrow and Lone Mountain for starters. As far as waiting until the market cools, I'm not firmly in that camp. If your income would be driven by market rates, then whatever extra you pay for equipment will likely be offset in just a few months of high freight rates. You might well lose more by waiting than by paying a little extra now.
     
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  7. PiscesLuv

    PiscesLuv Light Load Member

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    I heard that from a couple other drivers some even said they would get to their 01 just to find out a company driver took their load. Plus the Bs of hunting down empties seems like a PITA. Which is why I planned to lease on to F2F no chance of Schneider trying to screw me and my paychecks everything I do is 100% on me and what I pick off the DAT board.
     
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  8. PiscesLuv

    PiscesLuv Light Load Member

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    I checked out Lone Mountain as they were my 2nd choice if SFI didn’t work out but they’re in the same boat they only have a brand new KW available for $20k down with no idea when they’ll get used trucks back in stock :(
     
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  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    If he just ordered then a month ago it’s going to be a while. Most manufacturers are out into 2022 for new trucks.
     
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  10. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Medium Load Member

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    Thats crazy, they normally have tons of used freightshakers
     
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  11. PiscesLuv

    PiscesLuv Light Load Member

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    I thought the same thing apparently this shortage has been going on for longer than anyone has mentioned
     
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